Therapy which uses moxa to fight against Yang imbalance and induce smoother blood and Qi flow.
Moxibustion is a traditional Chinese medicine therapy using moxa made from dried mugwort to warm specific regions and meridian points with the intention of stimulating circulation through the points and inducing a smoother flow of blood and Qi. It can treat conditions associated with the "cold" or "Yang deficiencies" in Chinese Medicine. Moxibustion can eliminate or fight against cold and dampness in the body, and can serve to turn breech babies.
Moxibustion is especially effective in the treatment of chronic problems, or "deficiency conditions".
Practitioners may use acupuncture needles made of various materials in combination with moxa, depending on the direction of qi flow they wish to stimulate.
The conditions that can be benefited by moxibustion include:
- General cold, flu & coughs
- Pain relief for cold and dampness related pain
- Morning sickness
- Breech baby
- Period Pain
- Stomach Pain